Birthday Parties


What do you get when you mix one part science, one part fun, and one part celebration? A birthday party at the Museum! Experience a birthday full of discovery by exploring more than 250 exhibits and experimenting with a hands-on activity. Celebrate in a unique and interactive environment to make your special day really special!

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Book Your Party Today!

Birthday parties are available on weekends only. Make your reservation early—space is limited and dates fill up quickly.

Saturday 10:00am to 12:30pm or 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Sunday 1:00pm to 3:30pm



$275 or you can become a member to receive a discounted price of $200!  You can purchase your membership online or over the phone when you book your party.

The Party Package Includes:

  • A 2½-hour party for up to 15 children and up to 20 adults
  • 15 invitations
  • Guided visit through the Museum
  • All paper goods, plates, cups, utensils and napkins
  • A hands-on activity
  • Discovery goody bag for each child
  • Exclusive use of a Birthday Party Room for the Birthday Party plus ½-hour additional set up time
  • A Party Host who will assist you in party set up, stay with you throughout the party and lead the hands-on activity
  • Special present for the birthday child

You Provide:

  • Birthday cake
  • Your own food and/or beverages. Refrigerator and freezer are available upon request.
  • Decorations

Other Information:

  • We allow up to 5 additional children for $10 per child which will be due on the day of the party.
  • You may arrive up to 30 minutes before the start of your party to set up and decorate. 
  • Parties need to end promptly so rooms can be ready for the next group. 
  • Certain dates may be unavailable due to holidays or the scheduling of other Museum programs. 
  • Your reservation is guaranteed only after full payment is received. 
  • Parties can be booked up to 3 months in advance. Spaces fill up quickly! 
  • You will receive a confirmation packet in the mail after your payment is received. This will include a confirmation letter, schedule of the party’s events and your invitations.

Have more questions? Call us at (734)995-5439 or fill out our Contact Us Form.

Download a Birthday Party Brochure.

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Birthday Party Activites

Each Birthday Party includes a hands-on activity run by your Birthday Party host.  

  • Volcano: mold a volcano out of flour and salt, then watch it "erupt" with baking soda and vinegar! This is not a take-home activity, but is easy to recreate at home!
  • Miniature Rocket:make a simple rocket from a film canister and alka-seltzer, then launch it to the ceiling! This is not a take-home activity, but is easy to recreate at home! This activity is best-suited for those ages six and older.
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220 E. Ann St. 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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Monday: 10 - 5
Tuesday: 9 - 5
Wednesday: 10 - 5
Thursday: 10 - 8
Friday: 10 - 5
Saturday:  10 - 5
Sunday: Noon - 5

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$12 for Adults and Children
$5 after 5pm on Thurs only
Free for Babies 0-23 months